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Pete Blackwell
Jonathan King
Christopher Hooper
Tom Blackwell

Pete is the propreitor of Lakeside Garage, which he started in 1984. However, he has been in the motor trade since 1974 when he began his career at Minchinhampton Motors.

He attended Technical college for 4 years and passed both City & Guilds parts 1 & 2 and the National Craftsman's Certificate. Pete is a fully acredited MOT tester.

Always a keen and talented musician and singer, Pete is now rhythm guitar and lead vocals with the fabulous Boogie Bop Boys - a 1950s style Rock'n'Roll band

Jon has worked at Lakeside Garage since he left school in August 1992.

He attended attended Technical College for 3 years and passed City and Guilds parts one, two and three. Jon is a fully acredited MOT tester.

However his training has been constantly updated over the years, engine management, air-conditioning, ABS braking, etc. Jon has, of course, gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge which cannot be obtained from a text book or taining course, working in a busy workshop environment with Pete.

Christopher started at work at Lakeside Garage in July 1997. His employment began as a apprentice motor mechanic, but it soon became clear that his strengths were in the administration and customer relations side of the business.

He has achieved the National Vocational Qualification at level 3 in Customer Service and Administration.

Chris plays cricket for Selsley and is a keen supporter of Shortwood United and Forest Green Rovers football clubs.

Tom has trained up to City and Guilds at Gloscat. He has obviously inherited some of his father's "spanner skills" and is usually found working under a car putting his training to good use.

He undertakes the bodywork repairs, his attention to detail is second to none.

He is a talented artist, happily swapping his socket set for a a 4B drawing pencil. When he has the time, Tom can be seen helping roadie the Boogie Bop Boys kit around the County.


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